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After the Shatter: A Q&A With Beirut Member Dr. Kristel B. Tabet

On August 4, 2020, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port of the city of Beirut, Lebanon, exploded, causing approximately 200 deaths, thousands of injuries and billions of dollars in property damage. The devastating explosion destroyed the endodontic practice of one our own: Dr. Kristel Tabet (this video capture and the images…

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EndoSpeak for the Layperson: Answering the Tough Questions

By Joseph C. Stern, D.D.S. “But Doctor, isn’t that a dead tooth?” We often hear patients comment that a root canaled tooth is a “dead tooth.”  Is this true?  What are the issues at hand? If it’s not a dead tooth, how can we educate our patients a little more?  Let’s jump right in! Inside-Outside…

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A Single Standard for Excellence: Endless Battles in an Endless War

The current Strategic Plan of the American Association of Endodontists cites in Goal 2 – “The dental profession will value endodontists as partners with advanced expertise in restoring oral health.”

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Call for Committee Nominations

As AAE president-elect, I am requesting your help identifying members to participate in the AAE through service on one of 18 standing committees. One of my most important responsibilities as president-elect is to develop a proposed slate of committee members that the Board will vote on at its April 2021 annual meeting. Please refer to www.aae.org/committees for a description of each committee.

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The Importance of Social Justice Advocacy and the AAE

I wish to address what advocacy really means, at its core … and I’m discovering that the term is quickly becoming important to our Association in a whole new way.

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Get your Competitive Research Grant Application Questions Answered

The AAE’s Research & Scientific Affairs Committee will be hosting an Ask Me Anything session titled “Submitting a Successful Foundation for Endodontics Research Grant Application” on Wednesday, Aug 12, at 7:00 p.m., in advance of the August 15 submission deadline. AAE Committee Chair, Dr. Ariadne M. Letra, and AAE staff will be available in the…

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AAE Wins Multiple Awards

The AAE is pleased to announce we have won a Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Chicago Chapter Skyline Award of Excellence for our Worth Saving campaign! PRSA Chicago’s annual Skyline Awards are Chicago’s premier public relations and communications awards competition, celebrating creativity and innovation in public relations and showcasing business impact and results. We are…

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Practicing Endodontics during COVID-19

In January 2020, a 35-year-old man presented at an urgent care clinic in the State of Washington and was diagnosed with the first documented case of COVID-19 in the United States. What has transpired since has been unimaginable for many of us. Not only do we stand at more than 4.5 million cases in the United States and over 17 million cases in the world, but the virus has left a carnage of lost jobs, lost businesses, and lost aspirations.

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Dealing With Anxious Patients in the Era of COVID-19

At this point, we all have four kinds of patients: Those whose are coping without much trouble, those whose coping mechanisms for COVID-19 anxiety are near failing, those whose coping mechanisms for COVID-19 anxiety have failed, and those who are utterly clueless. For persons in the first group, there is no reason to worry, and you likely know who these people are.

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District Director Nominees Announced for 2021 Election

The American Association of Endodontists proudly announces the district director candidates for terms beginning in 2021. Terms are three years in length, unless noted otherwise. Members will approve the nominees by casting their votes at the General Assembly in Atlanta on April 23, 2021.

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